Memorial Project Overview
In recent years, troopers of the GSAAC have worked with Council Member Richard Fimbres and Ward 5 Office, and the City of Tucson to establish a fitting memorial to honor the Buffalo Soldiers and showcase their exploits and contributions in settling Arizona and the Western States. Meetings, activities and discussions have led to the dedicating and reserving a plot of land at the Quincie Douglas center that will be the future site of a Buffalo Soldiers Memorial.
The neighborhood surrounding the center is one of the oldest historically black neighborhoods in Tucson. Unfortunately, most Tucsonans and residents of this community do not know the rich history of the neighborhood and the significant contributions that Black Americans have made to Tucson, Arizona, and our nation. There are currently no monuments in Tucson that recognize or honor the contributions of Black Americans in the defense of the nation.
We want to change this!
- Raise awareness of the contributions that the Buffalo Soldiers made in settling the Southwest, Arizona and their connection to Tucson, AZ.
- To recognize the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers in protecting the nation in a time of war.
- Establish a suitable memorial to honor the Buffalo Soldiers, and showcase their exploits in the Southwest and war campaigns.